The 2018 Farmer's Almanac is predicting a bitterly cold winter all across the U.S. for the 2018-2019 season, starting in December all the way through to March.
As WIBW reported, the almanac is predicting that winter 2018 will be "colder-than-normal from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians."
The snow is predicted to start in early December already and to continue on into spring in late March, delaying the relief of warmer weather. February will be particularly brutal with "blustery and bitter winds and widespread snow showers."
"Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter. We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer's steamy, hot conditions," said Farmer's Almanac Editor Peter Geiger.
Toward the middle of March, the cold and wet conditions can be expected to continue "virtually coast to coast," with "snow, sleet, and/or rain as well as strong and gusty winds to many areas," according to the publication.
It further predicts above-average snowfall for the Great Lakes states, Midwest, and central and northern New England, with most of the precipitation expected to fall during January and February.